Archive for July, 2018

Jobs Study in Technology Raises Lots of Questions About Diversity in Tech

 

As we’ve written about previously in our blog, there’s a common misperception that most jobs in tech are highly specialized, requiring strong technical skills. A recent study shows there are many non-tech positions within technology companies. While this doesn’t at all surprise us, it does raise once again the nagging issue about the lack of diversity within the technology industry. Not only does this report reinforce already grim news about diversity in technology, but what’s also stunning is the lack of progress on diversity within the industry since these numbers were first reported several years ago. Thanks to this recent report by Glassdoor, the job search and research company, it becomes clear that the barriers to a more diverse workforce in tech –a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, female inclusive workforce– lie within the tech companies themselves, and that still more external pressure and attention needs to be focused on this issue.

Read the full story, as reported here by Geekwire: http://bit.ly/2LwTtcy

 

 

 

 

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